Yesterday me and a few friends were supposed to be braving the drizzle and going off for a walk around Guildford and Box Hill, but arriving at Waterloo we found autumnal weather (!) had sabotaged South West Trains services, so a quick re-think on our destination was required. Having previously researched near-London walks, I remembered […]Read more "Autumnal Walk on the Oak Trail"
On 31st October 1999 the projector at Weymouth’s Picturedrome cinema flickered into life for the final time. The last film programmed was Disney’s Tarzan, and I sat in the auditorium and watched the last credits roll up the screen. 66 years of history drew to a close. During the previous two summers I’d worked there […]Read more "Last Days of the Picturedrome"
This weekend I visited my friend Guy in Bristol. It was the first time I’d been to his new house, and I couldn’t have imagined the chamber of delights that would greet me when I went to the bathroom. You see, Guy is big into theatre. A child actor, he not only featured in an episode […]Read more "The Greatest Bathroom in the Land?"
So at the end of my second week on sabbatical, I’m feeling a lot better than a week ago. The cold is just about gone and I’ve joined the Bannatyne gym in Kilburn, and been three times already. Aiming for four times a week, and there’s a pool there so going to attempt the occasional […]Read more "Week 2 – Some Progress"
So, last Thursday was my last day in work until mid October! Hurrah! I would be even more excited about it if I hadn’t been cursed with a horrible cold which came on within hours of me leaving the office. I’ve been hankering for a proper break from work for a couple of years now. […]Read more "And So It Begins…"